A Companion to California History (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History)

A Companion to California History (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History)

By: William Deverell (editor), David Igler (editor)Paperback

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This volume of original essays by leading scholars is an innovative, thorough introduction to the history and culture of California. Includes 30 essays by leading scholars in the fieldEssays range widely across perspectives, including political, social, economic, and environmental historyEssays with similar approaches are paired and grouped to work as individual pieces and as companions to each other throughout the textProduced in association with the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

About Author

William Deverell is Professor of History at the University of Southern California and Director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West. He is the author of numerous publications including Land of Sunshine: The Environmental History of Metropolitan Los Angeles (with Greg Hise, 2005) and A Companion to Los Angeles (with Greg Hise, 2010). David Igler is Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, where he teaches courses in U.S., environmental, and California history. He is the author of The Great Ocean: Pacific Worlds from Captain Cook to the Gold Rush (2013), and Industrial Cowboys: Miller & Lux and the Transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920 (2001).


List of Figures viii Notes on Contributors ix Introduction xiii Part I Introductory Essays 1 1. Beyond Dreams and Disappointments: Defining California through Culture 3 James Quay 2. Rereading, Misreading, and Redeeming the Golden State: Defining California through History 22 D. J. Waldie 3. I Thought California Would Be Different: Defining California through Visual Culture 40 Catherine Gudis 4. At the Crossroads: Defi ning California through the Global Economy 75 Richard A. Walker Part II Early California 97 5. Junipero Serra across the Generations 99 Steven W. Hackel 6. Alta California, the Pacifi c, and International Commerce before the Gold Rush 116 David Igler 7. Licit and Illicit Unions: Engendering Mexican Society 127 Rosamaria Toruno Tanghetti 8. Race and Immigration in the Nineteenth Century 145 Omar Valerio-Jimenez Part III Conquest and Statehood 159 9. The 1850s 161 William Deverell 10. Nature and Conquest: After the Deluge of 49 175 Douglas Cazaux Sackman 11. Native Californians in the Nineteenth Century 192 William Bauer, Jr. 12. Transformations in Late Nineteenth-century Rural California 215 David Vaught 13. Transnational Commercial Orbits 230 Robert Chao Romero 14. Reconsidering Conservation 246 Benjamin Heber Johnson 15. Religion in the Early Twentieth Century 262 Darren Dochuk 16. Immigration, Race, and the Progressives 278 Lon Kurashige 17. New Deal, No Deal: The 1930s 292 Rick Wartzman Part IV Modern California 309 18. World War II 311 Arthur Verge 19. Between Liberation and Oppression: Gay Politics and Identity 322 Daniel Hurewitz 20. Making Multiculturalism: Immigration, Race, and the Twentieth Century 339 Kevin Allen Leonard 21. The Long 1950s 358 Shana Bernstein 22. Apportionment Politics, 1920 70 375 Douglas Smith 23. Under the Warm California Sun: Youth Culture in the Postwar Decades 391 Kirse Granat May 24. At the Center of Indian Country 405 Nicolas G. Rosenthal 25. Sexual Revolutions and Sexual Politics 416 Josh Sides 26. A Generation of Leaders, but Not in the Fields: The Legacy of Cesar Chavez 428 Miriam Pawel 27. Hollywood Changes its Script 443 John Horn Part V California Prospects in the Twenty-first Century 453 28. Immigration and Race in the Twenty-first Century 455 Bill Ong Hing 29. Political Prospects in the Twenty-first Century 472 Raphael J. Sonenshein 30. Environmental Prospects in the Twenty-first Century 483 Jon Christensen Index 499

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  • ISBN13: 9781118798041
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 538
  • ID: 9781118798041
  • weight: 852
  • ISBN10: 111879804X

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